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Operation Alpha Centauri by Temiree Operation Alpha Centauri by Temiree
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My entry for Anthro Challenge, with the theme of "star." BIG thanks to ^Katmomma for letting me enter this a little bit past the submission date. I really appreciate it! :hug:

I suppose it's a literal interpretation of the theme, but it's an excuse for me to do space themed anthro art. ;) This was quite challenging for me, lighting and composition-wise mainly. For astronomy nerds, yeah Alpha Centauri is a binary star system. I just chose to hide Centauri B from this picture. =P

I suppose I should give you guys a little story behind this picture. It is the year 2852, and the fox you see here is a worker on one of the moons orbiting the planet Kleitos, a rocky planet with two moons. Kleitos is 1.6 earth masses, and both moons are somewhat larger than Earth's moon. What has attracted this worker (among many more) is the substance you see covering the moon, which they nicknamed Stellar Snow. It's not snow exactly, it's melting point is 341ºC and the moon's temperature is rather pleasant. However when melted and cooled, it forms a substance like metal, however 15x stronger than titanium. It's currently being used for space ships to protect against attacks and stellar debris.

Yeah, I'm a nerd. :B But I like stories behind sci-fi related art.
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Operation Alpha Centauri by *Temiree is a beautifully rendered illustration. Great balance an alluring emphasis to the scenery make this one a standout. To quote Katmomma: ""This is just downright f*cking amazing, Temiree, you've done it again, dude!" ( Suggested by inuzaka and Featured by savagebinn )
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Ben-Evert Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
This is so great! I don't know why I didn't look at it before!!! You are such a talented artist! Playing around with space and sci-fi is FUN, 'cause you can come up with WORLDS of ideas! Races, planets, ships you name it!

So did you come up with this yourself, plot and all?
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CreeperSan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colours and the value of the planets! Makes it look like they're floating! Good job :)
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Cosmic-Brownie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do think that this is my absolute favorite from you. I love sci-fi and stuffs. Very fun to tinker with. :)
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stefanofiladelfio Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student
what makes up the atmosphere of this planet?
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TIG3R-I Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. IS. AMAZING!!! I love the lighting, the setup,.....EVERYTHING!
=D =D =D =D =D
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pikazilla24 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful and fearless.....
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dragonRawer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O: thats so awesome
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Temiree Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! =D
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dragonRawer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome :D!
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theMirage-Prismatic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is really great artwork. : ) I love it.
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Temiree Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011   Digital Artist
I appreciate that! Thank you! =D I'm glad you do!
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NeoCheetah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
space space space space are we in space ohh ohh i know spell it S..P..ACE SPACE SSSPPPPPPAAAACCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE(portal 2 space core would love this picture)


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furrys would not exist without the internet in the way they do today:3
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Temiree Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Digital Artist
You mean I'm the best at space?!

I need to play Portal 1 or 2 sometime. Looks like an awesome game, and hilarious too. :lmao:
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Director1265 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Hey, nerds and geeks are okay. I mean, what's wrong with being smart? I'm a nerd/geek myself, so next time you admit that you are a nerd, admit with pride, not with a humble nervousness.

But yeah, I too love the stories behind sci-fi related art...in fact, I'm trying to write a few sci-fi stories myself. And though this is a wonderful-looking picture, I must ask you, if the planet Stellar Snow is so freakishly harsh, why isn't that fox-man wearing some kind of environment suit? Unless, of course, he's wearing some kind of invisible force-field generator in place of an environment suit, similar to the ones in "Deep Six."
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Czyrek Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I love the alpha centauri game x3, this reminds me of it
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NESWolf20 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
cool
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Temiree Featured By Owner May 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! =D
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Jarisfurry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
how long did it take to make this masterpiece?
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ZachTheFurryFox Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
damn, this must have taken EONS to make...
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kid-cody Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
oooooooooooooooooooooooooh pretty
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Foeseeker-warrior Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Ooooh, random thought: maybe this Stellar Snow stuff is what Martin's sword is made from! Y'know, a piece of debris crashed into the moon, the friction heat of the collision being so great as to melt some of the snow. This melted snow formed chunks, some of which floated into space. One of the chunks eventually made its way to earth, where it fell to land on the beach where a hare named Lupin found it . . .

Hehe, I have no clue how that thought popped into my head, but whatever. XP

WONDERFUL job!
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spirtgaia Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
WOW, really well done, nice job on the stars and planets
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dreamwolf2013 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is just so cool.
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ResukeZeroX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice texture :D

Such fantasy,I like this picture.
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ManjiCyberNinja Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How is the sun out at night? LOL, other than that this is an amazing piece.
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Temiree Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   Digital Artist
Mostly due to a lack of atmosphere except for very close to the surface. =)
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peetahgfn Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really like your work, i on the other hand suck at drawing furries wish i knew.
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Temiree Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! And keep practicing! I didn't get this way overnight. X)
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HardVector Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
omg, love it! :la:
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Nyla-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waw! You are very talented!
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Jem0000000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Cool. ^_^
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Ike5000282 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Great stuff! I love space and exploration. I believe this is an amazing drawing, I can imagine the fox walking through unknown territory
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Yahro-Mehr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
is there atmosphere on that moon?
But 15X stronger than titanium? i can see the appeal. Is the whole Stellar snow mining process individual miners claiming areas and mining it, or is it large scale and that guy is like a prospector?

But either way, i like this. its got a real feel of originality and Sci-Fi feeling.
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Darikson Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Really great art!
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TeamPossible Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
That's the material I need for my starship, RMS Starlight!
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StuffedFox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Student Filmographer
Woah, I guess good things DO come from investigating random people's profiles. Excellent art, I think I might just favourite and watch. = o_o =
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Temiree Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! =D I hope you found some other good stuff as well.
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StuffedFox Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student Filmographer
Thanks, I'll definately keep an eye peeled.
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DragonSlaveII Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
It's been a couple of years, I believe...and you're really starting to get the hang of this. :P
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Temiree Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks! =)
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Fangs-Wolvenkind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Incredible! :wow:

And yay! Someone else who likes far too much backstory behind their pictures than needs be. :highfive:
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Temiree Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009   Digital Artist
Hurray! xD
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Worgen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Wow... You'd make a great artist for this project a friend of mine are trying to start work on!
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AleTails Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
really great pic ^_^
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Temiree Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks! =D
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AleTails Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Your welcome!! ^_^
The picture is totaly great!! =D
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Such-A-N00B Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
The scenery is breath-taking.
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Temiree Featured By Owner May 19, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks
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Such-A-N00B Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Also, the dudes tail? Super awesome. Scratch that. ALL the fur on this dude is fantastic! It's a style that i am loving!
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JamesDalby Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Poor guy, the atmosphere must be thin!
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